New PhD Position

Early detection and treatment for the prevention of vision loss and blindness

A new PhD position in clinical effectiveness/health services implementation is now available with A/Prof Gordon S. Doig, Head of Research at the Centre for Eye Health (CFEH), School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW. A/Prof Gordon Doig has recently joined CFEH after 20 years with NSW Health. He has established expertise in health services research, the assessment of health outcomes, implementation science and change management.

This new PhD position will seek to reduce vision loss and blindness in NSW by identifying, understanding and addressing evidence-practice gaps. Driven by formal needs assessments, the qualified candidate will initiate a series of evaluations of evidence-based models of eye health care delivery. The primary focus will be on improving the delivery of health promotion, early detection, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation strategies to reduce disability from progressive vision loss in NSW.

Relevant qualifications to secure entry to the UNSW PhD program are required. Experience with the provision of eye health care, health services delivery and/or practice management are desirable.

This PhD position is contingent on the candidate’s ability to secure a competitive scholarship through the Domestic Research Training Program (RTP) or similar. A top-up component from the CFEH up to the value of $19,200 (dependent on primary scholarship conditions) is also available for eligible candidates.

The complete PhD supervisory team will include: A/Prof Gordon Doig, Dr Angelica Ly, Dr Jack Phu and Prof Michael Kalloniatis.

Contact: A/Prof Gordon S. Doig at

Applicants should first confirm eligibility for UNSW PhD program ( Interviews to be held in May/June to support 31 July application date for Term 3 commencement, 13 September 2021.